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More sexual assault suspects in North Carolina will likely be prosecuted after a new law goes into effect to close several legal loopholes in existing N.C. sexual assault laws. The legislation, which received unanimous bipartisan support, revises statutes related to child abuse and extends the rights of child abuse victims…

Recently divorced couple arguing over lottery winnings with lawyer present holding paperwork

A Michigan man’s celebration of a multi-million-dollar lottery win quickly soured when his estranged wife demanded half. Although the couple had been separated for two years, the arbitrator they hired to help draft their separation agreement said Mary Beth Zelasko would receive $15 million of Dick Zelasko’s $30 million Mega Millions…

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Charles R. Ullman & Associates offers an online child support calculator to help parents in North Carolina estimate reasonable child support payments. Child support can be a point of contention for couples who are dissolving their marriages. Whether you are paying or receiving child support, it is important to have…

You and your spouse are legally separated. North Carolina won’t grant the divorce until the state-mandated one-year physical separation is over, but you have met someone new. Can you start dating during the separation period? The truth is, you should be careful. Anything beyond casual socializing may complicate the divorce…

If you are in the process of filing for divorce because your spouse was having an affair, you might be wondering whether that adultery will impact your divorce settlement and, if so, how you can prove adultery. North Carolina criminal law defines adultery as when any man and woman, not being married…